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CSIS Blog Post Discusses Angela Merkel’s Global Health Role At WHA, G7 Summit

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Angela Merkel, the G7, and an Uncertain Moment for WHO J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, and Seth Gannon, adjunct fellow with the center, discuss German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s keynote address…

GHTC Blog Post Discusses U.S., European Efforts To Address Drug Resistance, Speed Treatment Approvals

Global Health Technology Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: U.S. and European efforts to address growing antimicrobial resistance and legislation to advance medical breakthroughs Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, discusses efforts made by the U.S. and European Parliament to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance, as well as “a bill intended…

BBC Examines Growing HIV/AIDS Epidemic In Russia

BBC News: Fighting HIV where no-one admits it’s a problem “For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and AIDS. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades — and he…

WHO Should Streamline Response To Disease Outbreaks, Germany’s Merkel Says, Pledges Disease Preparedness Support For Developing Nations

Reuters: Merkel urges tighter WHO management after ‘Ebola catastrophe’ “German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday the World Health Organization must streamline its management to respond quickly to crises like West Africa’s ‘Ebola catastrophe’ that has killed more than 11,000 people. … Merkel said Germany would contribute 200 million euros…

Russian Government’s Policies Worsening HIV Epidemic, Expert Says

Agence France-Presse: AIDS expert flays Kremlin, says Russia’s HIV epidemic worsening “Russia’s top AIDS expert lambasted the Kremlin’s increasingly conservative agenda Thursday, saying the HIV epidemic is worsening and at least two million Russians are likely to be infected in about five years. Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the country’s state…

Italian Nurse Tests Positive For Ebola Virus After Returning From Sierra Leone

Agence France-Presse: Nurse becomes Italy’s second Ebola case “An Italian nurse who had recently been working in Sierra Leone with [the Italian] medical charity Emergency tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday in the country’s second case of the virus…” (5/12). New York Times: Italian Nurse Who Worked in Sierra Leone…